With a major holiday like Christmas coming up, it can be very easy to fall into stress and anxiety. But, at times like this, it's incredibly important to remember the true spirit of the holidays. They're meant to spread love and kindness, to give joy to others, and just to give in general. So don't let holiday related stress get you down; instead, focus on the true message of the holidays and fully embrace it. Enjoy the holidays for what they are, a time to give, embrace joy, and spend time with loved ones.
Be one of the reasons that an employee smiles today, and any other day you happen to be around workers. Make sure they know they're truly appreciated, that they're more than just their job. And remember, whether you're a crafter, artist, author, teacher, clerk, waiter/waitress, banker, or something else, you are seen and appreciated. Thank you for all the work you do.
You aren't obligated to keep people in your life, especially if they leave you feeling down all the time. Sometimes, you have to do what's best for you.